ANGUS bus users are being asked for their views on the current level of services provided in the county, in the run up to the renewal of contracts next spring.
A large number of local bus services are operated under contract to Angus Council, with financial support from the local authority.
Preparations for the contract renewals are already under way and a number of on-bus surveys have been undertaken in order to identify the travel patterns of existing bus users and seek their views on the current levels of service provision.
As part of the contract renewal process the council welcomes views from the public on both the current level of service provided and of potential changes or additions which could be considered to better fit the needs of local residents and ensure ‘value for money’ from the expenditure.
Those wishing to make comments can do so as follows:
r By using the Have Your Say section of Angus Council’s website at www.angus.gov.uk
r By e-mail to PLNTransport@angus.gov.uk
r In writing to: Transport Team, Infrastructures Services, County Buildings, Market Street, Forfar, DD8 3LG.
r By telephone to 01307 461775 between 8.45 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Comments and suggestions should reach Angus Council no later than Friday, September 2, in order that they can be fully considered prior to issuing tenders to bus operators, which is anticipated will take place in mid-September.
The tender results would then be considered by elected members as part of the council’s budget setting process for the financial year 2012/2013, with replacement contracts commencing in late May 2012.
The contracts due for renewal are as follows: 47, Ferryden-Montrose-Hillside (Sundays); 47, Ferryden-Montrose-Hillside (Monday to Saturday evenings); 21A/30, Forfar/Montrose-Brechin-Stracathro Hospital-Edzell (Sundays); 30, Montrose-Brechin-Stracathro Hospital-Edzell (Monday to Friday evenings); 30, Montrose-Brechin-Stracathro Hospital-Edzell (Saturday evenings); 30, Montrose-Brechin-Stracathro Hospital-Edzell (Monday to Friday morning and mid afternoon); 30, Montrose-Brechin-Stracathro Hospital-Edzell (daily, early morning); 30, Montrose-Brechin-Stracathro Hospital-Edzell (Monday to Saturday, early morning.
21/21A, Forfar-Brechin-Stracathro Hospital-Edzell (Monday to Saturday); 118, Forfar-Noranside-Forfar (Monday, Wednesday and Friday); 119, Bogindollo-Brechin (Tuesday and Thursday); 81, Carnoustie-Monifieth-Forfar (Monday to Friday); 34, Brechin Town Services (Saturday); 138, Inveraldie-Murroes-Dundee (Monday to Friday, morning peak); 39A, Arbroath-Montrose (Monday to Saturday, evenings); 115/116, Friockheim-Montrose (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday); 137 - 139, Downfield-Bridgefoot-Auchterhouse-Murroes-Dundee (Monday to Saturday); 140/141, Arbroath-Friockheim-Brechin-Stracathro Hospital (daily) and 150, Glenesk-Brechin (Friday).
35, Arbroath-Auchmithie (Daily); 39A, Arbroath-Montrose (Sunday); 20C, Dundee-Forfar-Glamis (Sunday); 27 - 27C, Forfar-Letham-Arbroath (Monday to Saturday, early mornings and evenings; all day Sunday); 34, Brechin Town Service (Monday to Friday, late afternoons) and 73B, Dundee-Monifieth (Sunday evenings).